Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qatari citizens into the country

Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qatari citizens into the country

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By QLReporter

Egypt, one of the four Arab nations that have put an illegal blockade on Qatar, has announced the end of visa-free travel for Qataris.

Qatari nationals will now have to apply for a visa in order to enter Egypt, Al Jazeera quoted the Egyptian foreign ministry as saying.

“It doesn’t make sense to keep making exceptions for Qatar and giving it privileges in light of its current positions,” said Ahmed Abu Zeid, Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman. 

However, the restriction will not affect spouses and children of Egyptian nationals, as well as Qatari nationals who are studying at Egyptian public universities.

However, Qatari nationals with Egyptian mothers, those married to Egyptians, and Qataris studying in Egypt will be exempt from having to apply for a visa, reported The Peninsula.

Media reports quoted sources at Cairo International Airport as saying that the decision would be implemented as of Thursday.

Egypt's state-run Ahram Online publication had earlier said that the move would affect not only the holders of ordinary passports but also those with a diplomatic or special travel documents.

Photo courtesy: Al Jazeeras Online

By eyad-mufti• 18 Jul 2017 22:42
eyad-mufti

who will ever think to visit Egypt ?

By Molten Metal• 18 Jul 2017 11:08
Molten Metal

We want peace & prosperity all over the globe.

By mhayatk• 18 Jul 2017 11:06
mhayatk

Egypt not part of GCC and play a vital role in this conflict .THis issue in between GCC country while Egypt is an african state why Sisi very active to accelerate the situation on advise of Saudi and American .we condemned illegal sanctions of Qatari people .

By Molten Metal• 18 Jul 2017 08:11
Molten Metal

We don't mind, their place, their rules, we are happy.

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